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people. but just how far is all the rhetoric got us? i'm joined here in the studio by steve from the u.s. institute of peace. steve, thank you very much indeed for coming in. listening to muallem's speech, what sort of insight does it give us into the way the syrian regime is thinking right now? >> well, the foreign minister repeated almost verbatim what they called this uprising from the very beginning. they depicted it as driven by foreign elements, as a conspiracy against the syrian people, against the syrian nation, and it's a way of denying any legitimacy to the claims of the opposition and rejecting the possibility that the regime itself might have some culpability for the violence that has racked syria for the past 18 months, if not longer. so they've developed this as a way to fend off any responsibility and to shift the blame onto others. unfortunately they found support for their narrative including russia and iran and that has not got them to see things in a way more willing to talk about the possibility for change. >> also, very strong words about the u.s., which, of course
for state representative steve farley. >> i just want to emphasize it's fine for corporations to be involved in the process. corporations have the right to present their arguments, but they don't have the right to do it secretly. they don't have the right to lobby people and not register as lobbyists. they don't have the right to take people away on trips, convince them of it, send them back here, and then nobody has seen what's gone on and how that legislator had gotten that idea and where is it coming from. >> farley has introduced a bill to force legislators to disclose their alec ties, just as the law already requires them to do with any lobbyist. >> all i'm asking in the alec accountability act is to make sure that all of those expenses are reported as if they are lobbying expenses and all those gifts that legislators received are reported as if they're receiving gifts from lobbyists. so the public can find out and make up their own minds about who is influencing what. >> steve farley's bill has gone nowhere. alec, on the other hand, is still everywhere. still hiding in plain sight. wat
bushels to 200 bushels per acre. still manager steve dennis expects his business will take a hit this year. >> we're not drying near as much, there's not as much merchandising opportunity. everything that we do to make money is about half what it would be in a normal year. >> reporter: at this point it's hard to say what the final tally will be. the government won't determine how much farmers like neubaurer produced this year until after the first of next year. diane eastabrook, "n.b.r.," mclean county, illinois. >> tom: a warning late today from caterpillar, the company sees the global economy limping along for a couple pore years so the maker of construction, mining and agriculture equipment cut its 2015 financial outlook late today pointing to the sluggish economy around the world. michael sutherlin certainly knows a thing or two, he competes against caterpillar as the c.e.o. of mining equipment manufacturing joy global. he joins us from the expo international in las vegas. mr. sutherlin, any update on your financial outlook? >> well, i think in our third-quarter earnings release we hav
. >> this is the great room, this is the family room. >> reporter: but builder steve subkowiak says a buyer snatched up the $1.5 million home long before workers painted the walls and began installing fixtures. the new owners move in next month. >> i think a lot of people are looking at interest rates and land costs and saying hey if i want to buy a new house this is a great time. >> reporter: with historically low mortgage rates, business is beginning to boom for many home builders. the government says in august americans purchased new homes at a seasonally adjusted rate of 373,000. that was down slightly from july, but up nearly 28% from august of last year. subkowiak thinks many buyers were hoarding cash during the recession and are now eager to spend it on new homes on signs the overall economy is improving. but that increased demand has brought more competition for lots. >> now you have end users who are buying for themselves, you have other builders who are doing spec homes, so lot prices have gone up significantly in the last ten months. >> reporter: new home prices are also rising. the commerce
responsibility for everything that we do, steve. and the fact of the matter is, what we've done has been effective in improving the situation in every area that we're talking about. when i made a decision to save the auto industry, that saved a million jobs. one in eight jobs in ohio is dependent on the auto industry. so we've actually seen success. >> how are you going to get the republicans to agree to a tax increase for the top 2%? you've been trying for a year. you haven't been able to do it. and you'vate got a majority of republicans in congress, including governor romney, who has signed a pledge never to increase taxes under any circumstances. how are you going to get them to change their minds and make this deal? >> i won't get them to make them change their minds. the american people will. >> ifill: the interviews offered a preview of the arguments each candidate will make when they meet in the first of three presidential debates now just eight days away. for now, the fight to persuade waiverring voters is happening on the air. nationally political ad spending is double what it w
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